Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Herbert Robertson leans out of a bus window to give his daughter Jovi Robertson a final kiss before he leaves Camp Pendleton, Calif. for Afghanistan. Robertson was one of 140 Marines deployed during the first wave of 4,600 Marines from Pendleton to Afghanistan.

Victor Hettinger, of Corvallis, looks over the scene where his recreational vehicle caught fire while parked adjacent to Wilco Farm Store.

Monks celebrate Vesak Day, an annual event which is observed by Buddhists around the world during the first full moon of May or June at a Buddhist temple in Asuza, Calif.

San Clemente residents trying out for open lifeguard positions gather near the pier before two performance tests in San Clemente, Calif. Participants who qualify are interviewed and given the chance to fill open positions every year in March.

Protestors who defied police orders to disperse during a rally are apprehended in Anaheim, Calif. Nearly 1,000 protestors gathered outside Anaheim City Council Chambers demanding justice and change after two fatal police-involved shootings in Anaheim.

Brian Hayes, left, clutches onto the ticket stub from his most recent bet as Lisa Hayes, wife, and Anthony Woznick, Brian's stepson, look out at the dogs preparing for a race on the track at the Tucson Greyhound Park. The racetrack is the last operational dog track in Arizona.

Hannah Elliott, 8, diagnosed with selective mutism in January last year, works on a scratch-art paper in her home in Torrance, Calif. Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder that drastically limits a child's ability to effectively communicate or speak in social settings such as school environments.

Protestors gather at Pershing Square during the Million Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin in Los Angeles, Calif.

Tom "Tiger" Ziegler, 80, holds tears in after receiving news that the bar he has worked at since the age of 26 has been renamed Tiger's Tap Room in his honor inside The Hotel Congress in Tucson, Ariz.

Kevin Dillman, 16, of La Mirada High School's Matadores varsity football team closes his eyes as he stretches on the field before practice in La Mirada, Calif. A native of Sweden, Dillman plans to pursue his dream career in the National Football League.

Members of Canyon's softball team run onto the field in celebration of their win against Marina during the second round of the CIF-SS Division I playoffs at Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills, Calif. Canyon scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the game 3-2.

Tanker, a golden doodle, stops to greet Alex Haase and Amy Haase as they look out from the window of a local restaurant during the 18th annual Wag 'N' Walk in Seal Beach, Calif.

Brittany Clark holds her son Mason Clark, competing in the Baby Classic, before going on stage during the 57th annual Silverado Days in Buena Park, Calif.

Conrad Gowell of the Native Fish Society looks for steelhead during a snorkel survey of the Siletz River near Valsetz, Ore. The upper reach of the river is being managed as a sanctuary for wild summer-run steelhead, but invading hatchery fish threaten to water down the gene pool.

Denver Broncos fans Jose Gomez, left, and wife Yvonne Gomez cheer early during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLVIII at Roundin' 3rd Sport Bar & Grill in Long Beach, Calif.

Madelynn Snoozy, rider, of Ridgefield, Wash., and horse Juss Dance leap during the open training division of the show jumping competition at the 19th Annual Inavale Farm Horse Trials in Philomath, Ore.

Brenda Castillo, 31, during the City Church's soft opening at Portico Church Anaheim's former location in Anaheim, Calif. The growing community at City Church merged with Portico after almost five years of attending services within Chain Reaction, a live music venue in Anaheim.





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